Ask Dr. Anna: Living With A Senior Cat

Ask Dr. Anna: Living With A Senior Cat

Many of you know our senior cat, Sylvie.  Sylvie loves to play, she is curious about new objects and loves people, kids, dogs and even other cats.  She reigns the entire clinic with her iron claw and melts the heart of anyone she meets.  This year she turned 14, and a few months ago she […]

Ask Dr. Anna: The art of feline hiking

Ask Dr. Anna: The art of feline hiking

Trail hikes and sidewalk strolls have long been the exclusive domain of owners and dogs. Not anymore! There has been an increase in interest in cat owners taking their friends out for adventures lately, which has led to the creation of a group of Adventure Cat. These cats have been acclimated to harness, lead, and […]

Ask Dr. Anna: How to recognize and treat diabetes in cats

Ask Dr. Anna: How to recognize and treat diabetes in cats

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The signs and treatment are very similar in dogs and cats, but this week Dr. Anna Coffin will concentrate on diabetes in cats. The major difference between dog and cat diabetes is that cat diabetes if treated properly and quickly; cats can go into remission. Read more: Diabetes In Cats: How To […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Managing cat hair in your home

Ask Dr. Anna: Managing cat hair in your home

All cats shed. All of them. Even the “hairless” variety, which has a barely-there downy fuzz. Shedding is part of a healthy coat in any cat. The hair grows to a certain length, dies, then falls out.  Long haired cats shed longer hairs, which makes it seem like a LOT more hair, short-haired cats shed […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Getting The Right Response

Ask Dr. Anna: Getting The Right Response

How to use a simple cue to elevate your dogs’ level of understanding and decision-making. The wrong answer can be a step toward the right answer.  In this article, Stefani Fortney will show you how to use the no reward marker to get the right response from your dog. When I was a kid, I […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Reward making for better obedience

Ask Dr. Anna: Reward making for better obedience

Starting obedience training with our pets is a lot like teaching someone a new language. In the past, it was common for trainers to use physical correction, coercion, and punishment to force animals to perform behaviors. Recently, with the help of psychological research, we’ve learned that animals can be taught in a more efficient and […]

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